Herb: Dovefoot Geranium


Latin name: Geranium molle


Family: Geraniaceae (Geranium Family)



Medicinal use of Dovefoot Geranium:

The plant is considered to be anodyne, astringent and vulnerary.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Annual


Height:
40 cm
(1 foot)

Flovering:
April to
September

Habitat of the herb:

Dry grassland, dunes, waste places and cultivated ground.

Propagation of Dovefoot Geranium:

Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. Division in spring or autumn. Larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.

Cultivation of the herb:

Dry grassland, dunes, waste places and cultivated ground.

Known hazards of Geranium molle:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.